Mantras are Sanskrit phrases formed “scientifically” by vibration and light. What does that mean? It means that mantras, unlike most sentences, even ins Sanskrit are formed to produce particular qualities of vibration and effects within light. Every mantra has a particular effect, and indeed, some have the same effect as others, but it is the vibrations of the carefully placed Sanskrit syllables or Devanagari Letters that really enhance mantra.
Truly, anyone can create mantra, even in English, but they often do not have the same high-frequency, energising and liberating effects of the Ancient Mantras of India and Tibet.
The Nine Principles of Mantra
According to Tibetan Wisdom, there are Nine (9) Principles of Mantra. They are:
1. As Deity
2. As Mandala
3. As Offering (to Deity)
4. As Blessing
5. As Accomplishment (as upon a path; completeness)
6. As Enlightened Activity (as the Bodhisattvas, Buddhas)
7. As Liberation (Moksha) from Permanence; Non-existence
8. For Purification
9. To Fulfill Wishes
My Favourite Mantras
Some of my favourite mantras are listed below together with translation.
- Om namo bhagavate Vasudevaya
“Om and salutations to the Most Supreme Lord Vasudeva (Lord Krishna)”
- Om Gum Ganapataye Namaha
“Om and salutations to the Remover of Obstacles (Ganesh) for which Gum is the seed”
“Om, Adoration to the Auspicious One (Rudra Shiva)” On a deeper and more personal level, this mantra directly relates to the principles of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Aether, which govern the first six (6) chakras: Muladhara, Svadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddha and Ajna. Thus, it may be translated as: “Om and salutations to that which I am capable of becoming”
- Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
Om Peace, Peace, Peace
To Be Continued…